We welcome contributions that help our resources go further and support our outreach work.
"What I am hoping is that people will be very aware about the situation for refugees and that we might get donations in between times." Frances, volunteer
JRS UK has a range of resources for reflection and prayer, including poems, liturgies and guidance on how to use them in your community or organisation, including a prayer pack on refugee homelessness and a new selection for Advent 2016.
Run the London marathon for JRS UK, with help from Jesuit Missions. Together we can provide you with support and resources to help you get ready and fundraise successfully. Contact us for more information or with your own ideas for other challenge events, e.g. a 10k run or walk.
Take part in Refugee Week each year in June – we encourage people to participate and contribute to events as part of Refugee Week. There are events all around the country – go and tell people about JRS or write up a blog post for us on your experience.
JRS UK gives out more than 160 packs of toiletries each month, each providing essential items such as shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste. To sustain this scheme, we need 15,000 bottles. Why not get your parish or school to organise a collection for us? Contact us for more details.
You can help raise money for JRS anytime you shop on-line through Give As You Live. Over 3,000 on-line retailers will give a donation to us as a charity every time you make a purchase. This income provides resources for setting up smaller projects that we cannot get grants for.
One of the greatest challenges faced by the refugees attending the JRS weekly Day Centre is the lack of accommodation. The JRS At Home programme organises short term accomodation with individuals, parishes and religious communities for refugees who would otherwise be homeless.
Collect and send us any unwanted Nectar, other reward tokens or supermarket vouchers – we will use them to buy food for the day centre or distribute them to refugees who have often little choice in where they shop or are able to get food from.
Next time you need to buy anything from Amazon (any birthdays coming up?) if you access Amazon through this link and make your purchases as usual, JRS UK will receive 5% of everything you spend. The money we get from this allows us to respond flexibly to changing need as we see it.
We are always looking for physical donations to support our services to refugees – from toiletries to art materials, can you help? Have a look at our Current Needs page to see what items we are in need of most urgently.